The Fuenla will donate mobile phones to help Covid-19 patients

first_imgThe Fuenlabrada this morning announced an initiative in collaboration with the University Hospital of Fuenlabrada with which it intends for the citizens of the town to collaborate by donating mobiles that they do not use (also their chargers), but that still work to send it to patients who are admitted due to the Covid-19 coronavirus and, in this way, they can communicate with their loved ones. “There are hundreds of admitted and not all of them have a phone number to contact their relatives. Especially the case of the elderly and children”, explains the club in a statement in which it also explains the requirements to collect these phones. The period opens at 3:00 p.m. and, to prevent citizens from taking to the streets, each interested party should send an email to administracion@cffuenlabrada.es indicating your address, as well as your name, surname and telephone. The limit will be Monday 23 at 14:00. Once all the inscriptions are produced, all mobiles will be collected already on Tuesday 24 door by door in order to minimize risks and follow the advice of the authorities. The club has also announced that it will donate all the medical material it has to the Fuenlabrada Hospital and did not want to miss the opportunity to send a message of strength “to those affected by the virus, as well as our thanks to all health professionals and the rest of the sectors that are working tirelessly in these difficult moments. Everything will turn out well! “last_img read more

Jury recommends 2-year sentence in Naval sex case

first_imgWASHINGTON – A Naval Academy midshipman convicted of sexually assaulting a fellow student should spend two years in prison and be dismissed from the Navy, a military jury said Tuesday. The decision will be reviewed by academy superintendent Vice Admiral Rodney Rempt. Kenny Ray Morrison, 24, showed little reaction as the jury’s decision was announced. He shook his attorney’s hand, then glanced at the victim as he left the courtroom. A jury of Navy and Marine Corps officers found Morrison guilty Monday of indecent assault and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Tusker advance to FKF Shield round of 16

first_img0Shares0000Brian Muchiri of Tusker celebrating. Photo/TUSKER FCNAIROBI, Kenya, June 23 – Tusker FC eliminated Bandari to qualify to the FKF Shield round of 16 following their 2-1 victory at the Mbaraki Sports Club in Mombasa on Saturday.Bandari opened an early lead after Wycliffe Ochomo headed home in the fourth minute before Timothy Otieno brought back Tusker in the game with an equaliser after connecting Boniface Muchiri’s cross at the stroke of Half Time. Bandari could have reclaimed the lead a minute later after they were awarded a penalty but Fellu Mulumba squandered the glorious chance, hitting the goal post.In the second half, Muchiri netted the winner in the 59th minute to hand Tusker head coach Robert Matano qualification to the next round.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Learn the fundamentals of Social Media or become a Social Media Master

first_imgLearn the fundamentals of Social Media or become a Social Media MasterSocial media strategy and planning have become essential elements of any overall marketing communications plan. This workshop is for anyone looking to take advantage of the power of social media. It covers the essentials of building and executing an effective social media strategy. The Social Media Fundamentals workshop will start at the beginning. No experience necessary. The Social Media Mastery workshop is a more in-depth look at creating your presence online. You might have some experience with using Social Media, but it is not necessary. Attendees are encouraged to join both workshops to get the full experience.Social Media Fundamentals will take place Tuesday June 4 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Pomeroy Hotel and Conference Centre.  The cost to attend is only $99.  Then the next day Social Media Mastery will take place on June 5, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.  The cost is again only $99.  If you register for both, the cost is only $175.To register, visit www.energetictickets.caSocial Media Fundamentals – June 4 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:Understand what types of social media platforms are available and how they are usedWhy does you/your company need social mediaOutline the differences between a Facebook Profile, Group & PageWhat is a Business Instagram account, and do you need it?How to effectively use Google Business Manager & Apple MapsPaid advertising with social mediaLearn best practices on how to engage peopleLet’s talk consistency and why it is importantFree tools that can boost your social media presenceSocial Media Mastery – June 5 – 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.:An in depth look at business insights on popular social media platforms#Hashtags – How to use them properlyHow to do an effective giveawayBuilding your brand and why authenticity is keyIdentify the different types of Facebook Advertising (Boosted Post vs Sponsored Post)Explore Facebook Admin section – Page rolesLook at case studies on effective use of social mediaDeveloping the RITE content (Relevant, Interesting, Timely, Entertaining)Understanding how to target your ideal audienceBrand loyalty (balance with promotion & adding value)About the Presenter– Advertisement -Jenna Morland is the author of Empress Unveiled published by Oftomes Publishing and is a Social Media Expertfor Moose FM. She is a Canadian born author, song writer, and mother of two who lives in Fort St. John. After signing her publishing deal in fall of 2017, Jenna began building her author platform online. In one year, she built her social media following from nothing, to over 19,000.Jenna has transferred her knowledge of social media marketing into the business world by managing and branding small business social media platforms. In the Social Media Fundamentals & Mastery Seminar, Jenna will show you the tools you need to know to succeed at marketing yourself, or your business online.“The question is not whether to do social media, but how well we do it.” – Jenna Morlandlast_img read more

SURGE IN EDUCATION COSTS HIGHLIGHTS PRESSURE ON FAMILIES – McCONALOGUE

first_imgFianna Fáil Education Spokesperson Charlie McConalogue has said the latest Consumer Price Index revealing yet another surge in the cost of education highlights the growing pressure on Donegal families.Charlie McConalogue TDAccording to the figures released by the CSO, the cost of education is 4.8% higher than it was this time last year and is one of the main contributors to the increase in inflation.Deputy McConalogue commented, “The cost putting a child through school and college is one of the greatest expenses facing any family. These figures show it has become even more expensive this year. “One of the main reasons for the increase is yet another hike of €250 in the college registration fee this month. Instead of keeping its promise to reduce the cost of third level education, this government has instead done one of its spectacular u-turns and introduced a series of rolling increases that will see the third level registration fees jump to at least €3,000 next year. The Education Minister Ruairí Quinn also cut student grants and abolished the post-graduate grant.”He said that as these costs continue to mount, more and more families will find they simply cannot afford the cost of putting their children through college.“The hikes and cuts in education are just one example of this government’s failure understand the pressures on ordinary families in Donegal. The last two budgets have hammered young families in particular, with cuts in child benefit, taxes on maternity benefit, cuts to the back to school clothing and footwear allowance, increases in utility bills and a new tax on the family home.“This attack on families must stop. As the government gets ready to announce next year’s budget, I am calling on Fine Gael to radically change their approach and start considering the needs of hard pressed families in this region.” SURGE IN EDUCATION COSTS HIGHLIGHTS PRESSURE ON FAMILIES – McCONALOGUE was last modified: September 13th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Charlie McConalogueeducation cutslast_img read more

FORMER SOLDIER THOUGHT ACCUSER WAS ‘JOKING’ AFTER SEX ABUSE CLAIMS

first_imgA former soldier who had to leave the Irish army after being shot has denied indecently assaulting a young boy.Hugh McDaniel, 55, was interviewed by Gardai after a young man claimed he was indecently assaulted five times in the summer of 1979.The alleged victim, who cannot be named, claims he was abused four times in two quarries and again at a house in 1979. However when quizzed by detectives, McDaniel, of 40 Abbotswood Road, Carndonagh, Co Donegal, said he thought his accuser was “joking.”He denied the alleged victim had ever been in his car where four of the alleged attacks took place.Responding to Gardai, McDaniel said “You must be joking. I don’t know what he’s playing at. I’m shocked.“Never. He was never in my car. I hardly knew the fella.“Never. He was never in it or any house. That’s a load of lies,” he said.When asked if he was sexually attracted to minors, McDaniel replied to Gardai “I love children but not in that way.”The alleged victim’s sister said she first heard of her brother’s abuse when he phoned her on St Patrick Night in 2009.The case continues before Judge John O’Hagan at Letterkenny Circuit Court today.FORMER SOLDIER THOUGHT ACCUSER WAS ‘JOKING’ AFTER SEX ABUSE CLAIMS was last modified: July 19th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:abuseboyCarndonaghHUGH MCDANIELlast_img read more

Irish Premiership rivals both claim to have signed SAME PLAYER from York City

first_img1 Ex-York defender Josh Robinson is at the centre of a bizarre tug of war between Belfast rivals Linfield and Crusaders after both Irish League clubs claimed he had joined them on Thursday night.The 24-year-old mutually departed the non-league Minstermen on Thursday and Linfield, the reigning Irish League champions, were the first to announce Robinson had reached an agreement to move to Windsor Park.However, around an hour later, Crusaders stated that Robinson had in fact signed terms to return to them and that such paperwork had already been lodged with the Irish Football Association (IFA).The Crues claimed Robinson signed a pre-contract, dated for Thursday, back on June 9 to come back to Seaview having won two titles with the club during his previous stint.A statement on Crusaders’ website read: “Crusaders FC are delighted to announce that Josh Robinson has signed a four-year professional contract to return to Seaview and that all necessary documentation has been lodged with the Irish Football Association.”A quote from treasurer Tommy Whiteside said: “It was very easy to deal with Josh. He was happy to come to my home on 9th June and quickly agreed terms and duly signed a pre-contract dated 29/6/17. It’s great to have Josh back in the fold.”Linfield had staked their own claim to Robinson, with Healy telling their official website: “I’m delighted to be able to advise our supporters that Josh Robinson has tonight (Thursday) agreed to join Linfield on a three-year contract.”Boxer Carl Frampton made light of the situation by posting a joke on Twitter and tagging in Robinson.He said: “I’m very happy to announce that @JR_LFC5 has also signed for my 5-a-side team.”The IFA is now expected to determine which of the two clubs Robinson is actually registered with. Josh Robinson mutually departed York City on Thursday last_img read more

Timmer Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team

first_imgTimmer, who is the two-time Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athlete of the Year, earned CoSIDA Academic All-District honors for the second-straight year and owns a 3.47 grade point average in Drake’s demanding doctorate of pharmacy curriculum. He has already been named MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week five times this season. On the court, Timmer is one of the most decorated men’s basketball student-athletes in program history. He recently became the Bulldogs’ all-time leading scorer and ranks 20th in MVC history in scoring. His scoring this season ranks among the top 10 in Drake history and he is currently fifth all-time in three-pointers in Drake history and first in rebounds. Earlier this season against Indiana State he scored a career-high 39 points with eight three-pointers. His 39 points were the most by a Bulldog since 2015-16 and the second most since 1981 while the eight three-pointers were one shy of a school record. Drake University senior Reed Timmer (New Berlin, Wis.) has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Men’s Basketball Academic All-District Team, the organization announced this week. The CoSIDA Academic All-District® Team recognizes the nation’s top student-athletes for their combined performances on the court and in the classroom and Timmer will now be eligible for CoSIDA Academic All-America Honors.center_img Timmer and his teammates close out the regular season Saturday afternoon against Valparaiso at 2 p.m. as the Bulldogs honor their five seniors at the Knapp Center. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more

Donegal and Derry to host major European seminar on digital innovation hubs

first_imgOver 60 attendees from 6 European countries will visit Derry and Donegal next week for a two-day event exploring how best to connect Digital Hubs and Innovation Centres across Europe.The first day of the event will be held in the Catalyst Inc Innovation Centre in Derry with the second day of the event being held in Áislann Ghaoth Dobhair.This event, which will take place on 17 and 18 October, will see the coming together of representatives from Finland, France, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Slovenia and Sweden as well as experts from the European Commission DG AGRI to explore the role that digital innovation hubs can play in the socio-economic development of the regions. This event is being hosted as part of the EU funded ERUDITE project.And Colm McColgan General Manager with ERNACT believes that this type of an event presents a great opportunity for the north-west region saying “it is a great coup for the North West region to secure an event of this kind and we are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase the strong working relationship between both Donegal County Council and Derry City & Strabane District Council and to share with our counterparts in other European countries the impact that our own Innovation Centres and Digital Hubs have had on our region”.As well as hearing from experts the event will be complemented with several site visits to top class innovation centres in the north west including the CoLab in Letterkenny and Áislann in Ghaoth Dobhair as well as the Catalyst Innovation Centre, C-TRIC, Eighty81 Hub and the Nerve Centre in Derry.Participants of this two day event will hear from other inspiring Digital Innovation Hubs and models in Europe, ranging from business-oriented privately-owned initiatives (Ludgate), to university-led like the Maker labs network in Slovenia or socially oriented like the Lab Altobello in Venice (Italy). The event will also allow those attending to explore the vision for a Peripheral Digital Innovation Hubs Network that would work with other main Innovation Centres of Competence.Donegal and Derry to host major European seminar on digital innovation hubs was last modified: October 11th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Derrydigital hubdonegalseminarlast_img read more

Social Entrepreneurs of the Year helping Africans changing their lives positively

first_img13 May 2016The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship announced the 12 winners of its Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2016 awards on the fringes of the WEF Africa meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. The winners are active in providing internet access, entrepreneurship training and helping people from underprivileged communities become tech savvy, according to the organisation. Here are the Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneurs of the Year 2016 winners of Africa that were honoured at the World Economic Forum on Africa in Kigali, Rwanda, together with some of the speakers at the event. (Image: World Economic Forum)Among the winners is South African entrepreneur Luvuyo Rani, who started his first business in his car boot. Rani’s Khayelitsha based Silulo Ulutho Internet Cafe opened 12 years ago and is changing the lives of young and old residents who would otherwise not have the opportunity to become computer literate, reported the online news portal Media Club South Africa.From selling refurbished computers to teachers from a car boot to opening up an internet cafe, Rani’s business has evolved to become a computer literacy training centre, as well as offering help with curriculum vitae writing and giving employment advice.The need for social entrepreneurshipHilde Schwab, co-founder and chairwoman of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship told leaders at the World Economic Forum that reliance on governments alone to provide social infrastructure and safety nets was unrealistic. “We must mobilise individuals who in entrepreneurial and innovative ways tackle the big problems we are faced with now and in the future.”The Foundation, she explained, is a platform for social entrepreneurs to network, exchange expertise and experience. “It also gives them a global presence and visibility.”Watch how several social entrepreneurs talk about the impact their initiatives are making in various communities.Another South African winner is The Clothing Bank. The organisation gets merchandise from retailers which are then given to women that are part of their programme. In turn these women are taught how to sell the items and earn a living for themselves.Chief operating officer of The Clothing Bank, Tracey Gilmore, told the CNBC Africa that social involvement was not just about allowing unemployed women to be successful in earning money. “It’s also about eradicating poverty in their lives.”Gilmore believes that internal change – changing of the mind – is important, adding that the women The Clothing Bank helps should start believing that they could achieve anything.Watch the stories of the women of The Clothing Bank who were previously unemployed talk about how they were taught to work with their finances. The winnersOther winners of the 2016 Schwab Foundation’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year are:Sophi Tranchell of Divine Chocolate (UK), who pioneered Fairtrade chocolate and is co-owner of the 80 000 member Kuapa Kokoo cocoa farmers’ cooperative in Ghana.The cooperative collectively produces 6% of Ghana’s cocoa harvest and Kuapa Kokoo farmers receive 44% of distributed profits. Divine has built partnerships with major global retailers (Starbucks, Tesco, and Marks & Spencer’s) allowing them to sell more than 30 different products in 12 countries.Jean-Marc Borello of Groupe SOS (France) oversees 12 000employess working at 330 organisations that address social needs. Groupe SOS’s family of social enterprises directly impacts over 1 million people in 20 countries.Sergio Andrade of Agenda Publica (Brazil) coordinates governments, civil society and private sector initiatives that provide technical assistance and training for public administrators. Agenda Publica has trained more than 5,000 administrators in basic infrastructure, another 5,000 administrators in policy development, and 600 municipal officials in working groups for the extractive industries.Yasmina Filali of Fondation Orient Occident (Morocco) provides job training to underprivileged Moroccans, sub-Saharan migrants and refugees. It also helps migrants and refugees to integrate into Moroccan society. Ninety-five per cent of graduates from the IT courses and 60% of hospitality graduates find regular employment.J. David Risher and Colin McElwee of Worldreader (69 countries, predominantly African), distributes digital books, offering a collection of more than 28,000 books from over 150 publishers in 44 languages. Worldreader makes these books available to over 6 million readers, mostly students, in Africa and Asia. As a result, seven out of ten primary school students and eight out of ten library patrons report reading more.Ron Bills of Envirofit (USA), sells affordable biomass cookstoves that lower exposure to indoor air pollution. Since it began, the company’s largely female sales team has sold 900,000 stoves and impacted 4.5 million users, reducing CO2 emissions by 15.3 million tons.In the aggregate, they have saved their customers $124 million in fuel costs.Nina Smith of GoodWeave International (India, Nepal, Afghanistan) fights child labour in the global carpet industry by building market demand for rugs certified as child-labour-free. The number of child labourers in carpet supply chains has been reduced by 80% to an estimated 200,000.Poonam Bir Kasturi of Daily Dump (India), which encourages urban Indian households to segregate and compost their wet organic waste through sales of aesthetically designed composters and advisory services. As of 2015, 25,000 families and 120 institutions use Daily Dump products, collectively keeping 22,000 kg of wet waste out of landfills at no cost to the government.Simon Bakker of Kennemer Foods International (Philippines), grows, sources and trades in high-quality agriculture produce such as fermented cocoa beans through a contract farming programme with smallholder farmers in the Philippines.In just five years of operations, Kennemer has achieved significant scale, sourcing from 10,000 Filipino farmers who have seen an average income increase of 340%. By 2020, the company aims to integrate 35,000 farmers into its value chain.Sources: World Economic Forum and South Africa.info reporter.last_img read more